Eguisheim is the smaller, quieter complement to Colmar, both adorable Alsace towns filled with colorful half-timbered buildings. We like stopping in Eguisheim on the walk back from Colmar, so a short walk around the old town center and to pick up some of their signature coconut macaroon cookies. If you want to make a day of it, you could also visit the castle ruins, Les Trois Chateaux, on a nearby hill and get a bird’s eye view of Colmar and the surrounding area. It’s absolutely lovely in Eguisheim and when we’ve been there, absolutely deserted and quiet.
Eguisheim is in the Alsace region, 7 km southwest of the more popular Colmar. The town center is tiny and car free (at least for tourists). There is a metered parking lot just before you enter the old town center: 6 Gr Grand Rue, 68420 Eguisheim, France.
In spring and summer, there are flowers every where.
Our 3.5yr old had endless fun splashing in the fountains
Nearby Castle Ruins
Here are the castle ruins, Les Trois Chateaux, on a hill above Colmar. It has a very nice view of the Alsace countryside. Drive out of town, heading west and following signs to Les Trois Chateaux. Parking area near the ruins: 48°02’24.3″N 7°16’13.5″E
It’s a short walk from the parking lot to the ruins.
Here my friend is on the path to the ruins. It’s lumpy, but you could manage a stroller over it if necessary. Once you get to the ruins, there are some stairs and things to climb over.
A little cave to explore.